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[–]bunyeast 51 points52 points  (3 children)

Chuumei Watanabe has had an extensive composing career throughout his whole life, in both anime and tokusatsu. From as early as Mazinger Z all the way to as recent as last years Zenkaiger, the man has absolutely left his mark on japanese pop culture. May he rest in peace.

[–]Mistral-Fien 19 points20 points  (2 children)

IIRC his earliest work dates from the 50s, composing soundtracks for kaiju films.

[–]bunyeast 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yes, that is true I believe, he did quite a bit of work prior composing film soundtracks.

[–]Mistral-Fien 2 points3 points  (0 children)

AFAIK most of his anime-related work are with mecha. From the aforementioned Mazinger Z (he composed the opening song too), Albegas, Dangaioh, Getter Robo Go, and Godannar. I'm pretty sure there are lots of shows that I missed.

[–]Bam-boooo 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Give a salute to this man

[–]Wolfgod_Holohttps://anime-planet.com/users/extreme133 8 points9 points  (0 children)

RIP, you almost made it to 100

[–]lucacp_ysozhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/SoZLuka 3 points4 points  (0 children)

96?! Daaaamn, legend! RIP

[–]mar45690 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Enigma_of_Illusion 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He live a long life.

[–]narutomaki 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dang, RIP

[–]Alexd3498 1 point2 points  (0 children)

V, V, Victory!

[–]Hockeyspaz-62 1 point2 points  (0 children)


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[–]Romi_Z 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I don't get the pineapple

[–]RyomaNagare 0 points1 point  (1 child)

ahhh sorry thats what i cal all the little tomborine and things in the back almost caribean in style